Djokovic recently won Adelaide International and then won a 10th Australian Open championship earlier this year in 2023. In fact, he has yet to lose a match.
He dropped only one set en route to winning the season-opening major in Australia, and his latest winning helped him draw level with Rafael Nadal on 22 Grand Slams, the most in men’s tennis.
Since 2013, Djokovic won 17 of Grand Slams, while Nadal has won 11, with Roger Federer winning just three. The winning streaks depict Djokovic’s sheer dominance on the ATP Tour over the last decade.
Alcaraz, the youngest number 1 in ATP rankings, is a fanboy of Djokovic gains over his career.
“He is without flaws. Every shot is incredible,” the Spaniard said on the ATP website. “His mental state is extraordinary, as is his physical state. He’s like God, and I appreciate him for maintaining his level and position at the top over the years. It’s extremely, incredibly challenging, and I respect that.
Alcaraz will be back in action this week at the Argentina Open. He is willing to regain the top rank, but even if he wins the ATP 250 tournament, he won’t be able to do so this week.
“I stayed at No. 1 for a very long period.” Now, I want to return to No. 1 and will do my hardest in these competitions to achieve that. That’s what I’m searching for,” the 19-year-old said.
Alcaraz will begin his 2023 campaign on Wednesday in Buenos Aires against the Serbian Laslo Djere, marking his triumphant comeback after a lengthy absence.
“I’m particularly looking forward to performing in Buenos Aires. The kid, who also missed the ATP Finals in November due to an abdominal ailment, said: “I spent four months with no competition, with no matches, just training and mending my injuries.
“I can’t wait to compete once again and play again. I’m excited to carry it out.